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About Kfz70

  • Birthday 08/24/1975

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    This one blew the head gasket and ended up with oil in the coolant. When I first got it, the head was pressure tested and a couple of cracks found, which were professionally repaired and (touch wood) I've not had any other issues yet. I did hunt around for a 352 but to no avail. Cost of a replacement engine verses repair of this one would be a major factor for me.
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    That's a very fair point. You can tell I'm a natural blond...! It's a Mercedes L3000A fitted with a postwar OM312 6 cylinder diesel. Located in Bristol.
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    Long time listener, first time caller and all that... I'm trying to get someone to look at and undertake some work on a vehicle I own. Engine needs looking at, and the head is certainly going to have to come off! Problem is (a) I don't have the time at present, (b) it's stored outside and this time of year is not terribly conducive to this type of work at a very slow, sporadic pace. So says I, let get some one to do it for me and it'll also be done properly. Trying to get someone is not as easy as you'd think as soon as you mention it's a diesel and it's German I'm either met with indifference, no response or a price so high I'd need to sell the family on eBay (9 year old is house trained. Well sort of...). Can anyone recommend someone, anyone who'd possibly be able to assist me? It's been standing since 2007 and I really need it back on the road so I can start enjoying the damned thing! Ta Dave
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    I came across an old thread in which you had pics of German generators and radio equipment, It was too old to still show the pics, but I have a wooden boxed generator that I am missing a couple of items from. Don't suppose you have any leads on parts or manuals at all, or even can lend me items to get patterns made?




  5. Actually.... if you read the link, the licence requirements came into force yesterday. I've spent an hour on the phone to the BERR this morning who have verified that this is very much the case, likewise HMRC have also confirmed the requirements regarding licences. As I work for one of them, I know it to be very much the case...
  6. It's cobblers. Well, sort of... 'Exporting' vintage military vehicles to the EU can be done on an Open General Export Licence if you meet the conditions. Details are here: http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/europeandtrade/strategic-export-control/licences/ogels/military/page51544.html If you don't believe me, contact the BERR yourself!! Dave
  7. Where can one obtain this cleaning agent? Sounds like it might be what I need... Dave
  8. Do you mean this plate? I know a man who does have a manual... I'll ask him. He's also got a complete set of spares as well. Do you know what model you have?
  9. Now I actually have photos of the mounts, it's a lot simpler than I thought. These shouldn't be too hard for someone to manufacture. Could anyone recommend a company that may be willing to undertake this? There are a few place local to me, but if someone knows a firm they've used before... Here are some photos from a surviving Kfz17 in Germany.
  10. This is the offending article: Kmg Ausf A (kurbelmastgerät, Ausführung A). knz manufacture, 44 dated.
  11. I have tried to locate some thing along these line, but to no avail. The manufacturer does still make them, but they are over £300 a set! Do you have any suggestions as to a dealer who may have some?
  12. I've looked about for that type of clamp - nothing is available in a size big enough (I think the biggest I could find was about 65mm).
  13. These are the best images I have, I'm afraid. I have taken them to local engineering firms to discuss them, but they either want a silly amount of money, or aren't interested. Ideally I'd like to get the correct pattern made, but I need to watch the costs so a modern substitute will suffice. Dave
  14. I am in the latter stages of reconstructing the radio body on the back of my vehicle (WW2 German). I need to mount the antenna vertically to the rear outside wall. The original style of clamp used varied tremendously, however despite looking for a couple of years, I've been unable to locate anything original in a serviceable condition. Does anyone have any suggestions for an existing mount that could be used or adapted to take a 90mm OD antenna which weighs around 13kg? I've contacted Racal and other manufacturers and they either don't have anything the right size, or what silly amounts of money! Any suggestions are appreciated. Dave
  15. From memory the circular tactical symbols were used predominantly by Fahrrad and Kradschützen units, with a few exceptions (vermittlung springs to mind). Dave
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